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UPM Raflatac Provides RFID-based Tags for LA Marathon
April 21, 2009

Los Angeles Marathon organizers have implemented an innovative RFID solution that provides highly accurate time-tracking for road races and athletic competitions, while reducing the cost and complexity of successfully executing these large-scale events.

IDTechEx Announces Printed Electronics Awards Winners
April 17, 2009

More than 750 people from 31 countries attended the annual IDTechEx Printed Electronics Europe conference and exhibition in Dresden, Germany in early April. The event, which is the largest on the topic, hosted the annual awards to recognise outstanding achievement in the industry.

TOP Food & Drug Implements RFID-driven Program
April 1, 2009

FLETCHER, N.C.—TOP Food & Drug, a leading grocery store chain in Washington State operated by Haggen, Inc., has implemented a program that could serve as a model for other retailers seeking to move beyond the traditional way of discount pricing to improve customer retention and store profitability.

UPM Raflatac and Blue Spark Technologies Team Up
March 27, 2009

TAMPERE, Finland—UPM Raflatac and Blue Spark Technologies have announced a recently formed partnership specifically targeting the development and launch of new and innovative products and applications in the emerging battery-assisted passive (BAP) RFID market.

Business Applications for Printed Electronics
March 4, 2009

Recently, the commercialization of printed electronics has progressed from conductive patterns to batteries, displays, sensors, resistors, solar cells, lighting and transistor circuits, increasingly in combination.

NanoMarkets Report Details Opportunities in Organic Electronics
January 15, 2009

According to a newly released report from NanoMarkets, an industry analysis firm based here, organic electronics (OE) manufacturing has advanced to a stage where companies are now capable of producing electronics devices in volume that can compete with products offered by the traditional semiconductor companies.

WS Packaging Group and ASK Form Joint Venture
December 19, 2008

GREEN BAY, Wis.—WS Packaging Group, Inc. and ASK, a France-headquartered company, have formed ASK-intTag LLC, a joint venture that will manufacture and market contactless cards and tickets for U.S. and Canadian markets.